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Topic: Greatest ever scarlets try?
Posted By: roy munster
Subject: Greatest ever scarlets try?
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 7:31pm
I know from memory there were some spectacular ones

Watching the history of scarlets theres one epic try against south africa in the 60s, 
that seems to go through 15 pairs of hands twice and finished off by alun richards 
in the right corner pwll end https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374 - 23 minutes in

Theres also majestic barry john try where he seems to ghost past a dozen australians in great victory in the 60s
https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289  - 21 minutes in

We know ian the spaceman jones cup final spectacular but what other forgotten gems are there?

Can we post out favourite tries with links to video clips of the try please?



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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 7:50pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

I know from memory there were some spectacular ones

Watching the history of scarlets theres one epic try against south africa in the 60s, 
that seems to go through 15 pairs of hands twice and finished off by alun richards 
in the right corner pwll end  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NkiLu_kwg" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NkiLu_kwg  - 23 minutes in

Theres also majestic barry john try where he seems to ghost past a dozen australians in great victory in the 60s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NkiLu_kwg" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NkiLu_kwg  - 21 minutes in

We know ian the spaceman jones cup final spectacular but what other forgotten gems are there?

Can we post out favourite tries with links to video clips of the try please?


  Great video Roy!


Posted By: Mogwen
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 8:16pm
To me its Ieuans try in the cup final agsinst swansea when he coasted around the tabloids fastest man in welsh rugby, simon davies.

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 8:22pm
Barry davies vs northampton rhys p vs perpignan proctor vs jacks cup semi jiffy vs jacks at st helens shingler intercept  vs castres


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 8:41pm
It was the town end - Alan Richards try was immense and for that alone was worthy of a win 
Ian Jones try in 91 cup final was from another planet literally!!
Peter Hopkins try v Maoris in 82
Alun Hopkins try v Fiji 85 - after being 25-0 down 
All the tries v bath European cup in 2018. 
So many others to relish and revere. Just hope bbc wales put these matches on again 
Bj try v wallabies in 67 was also brilliant 


Posted By: solva
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 8:43pm
Barry at Northampton right up there. So is Tadgh  at Bath. Garan at Swansea. Leigh at Toulon.  Sanjay at Brive. Several ‘nearlies’ including Stoddart at Leicester.  


Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 10:45pm
Best ever individual effort has to be Spaceman against Pontypool in the 91 cup final, as for the best ever team try it very difficult, we’ve been spoilt for choice over the years with a lot of the great tries coming against european opposition (perhaps it’s because the games are often more open affairs.
Priestland against Perpignan, Nathan Thomas against Toulouse with the last play of the game, Tadgh against Bath to name but a few, although a special mention has to go to the Steff Evans try in the Pro 12 final with the “to me, to you, to me” act up the touchline with Foxy, just mesmerising.
I must say, we are blessed down west to have a side with a tradition of playing open and expansive rugby because otherwise we wouldn’t be able to have such a debate on this website, long may the tradition continue.


Posted By: minded
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 11:21pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

I know from memory there were some spectacular ones

Watching the history of scarlets theres one epic try against south africa in the 60s, 
that seems to go through 15 pairs of hands twice and finished off by alun richards 
in the right corner pwll end https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374 - 23 minutes in

Theres also majestic barry john try where he seems to ghost past a dozen australians in great victory in the 60s
https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289  - 21 minutes in

We know ian the spaceman jones cup final spectacular but what other forgotten gems are there?

Can we post out favourite tries with links to video clips of the try please?

Amended your links so they are timestamped at right locations when clicked


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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 11:47pm
cheers mindedThumbs Up

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 April 2020 at 11:54pm
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Best ever individual effort has to be Spaceman against Pontypool in the 91 cup final, as for the best ever team try it very difficult, we’ve been spoilt for choice over the years with a lot of the great tries coming against european opposition (perhaps it’s because the games are often more open affairs.
Priestland against Perpignan, Nathan Thomas against Toulouse with the last play of the game, Tadgh against Bath to name but a few, although a special mention has to go to the Steff Evans try in the Pro 12 final with the “to me, to you, to me” act up the touchline with Foxy, just mesmerising.
I must say, we are blessed down west to have a side with a tradition of playing open and expansive rugby because otherwise we wouldn’t be able to have such a debate on this website, long may the tradition continue.

Absolutely we are totally spoilt rotten with our rich heritage of running rugbyTongue
A mate of mine debated with me recently, the top 5 welsh fly halves of all time 
The 3 names fighting it out for top spot were all made in turkland BJ, Benny, Jiffy. 3 Magicians.
Dont ask me who we voted first, because we change our minds every time lol LOLLOL



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Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 6:23am
I remember one on a Wednesday night by a flanker from Carmarthen steve jones I think,the play started by our line with him racing in on a diagonal run to the town end corner,late 70's early 80's.

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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 8:29am
Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

I remember one on a Wednesday night by a flanker from Carmarthen steve jones I think,the play started by our line with him racing in on a diagonal run to the town end corner,late 70's early 80's.

 Do you mean Steve Thomas? A dynamic openside, remember he give  JPR the runaround in a  midweek game at Stradey against Bridgend.

  Later moved to play for Aberavon. 


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:26am
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

I remember one on a Wednesday night by a flanker from Carmarthen steve jones I think,the play started by our line with him racing in on a diagonal run to the town end corner,late 70's early 80's.

 Do you mean Steve Thomas? A dynamic openside, remember he give  JPR the runaround in a  midweek game at Stradey against Bridgend.

  Later moved to play for Aberavon. 
that's the one mark I think he was a bouncer in Carmarthen,not sure if he was in that horrible crash on nantycaws that killed a few quins players on the way home from a game.

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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:31am
Steve wasn’t in that nantycaws crash - that was in late 1977 . A car full were killed . Steve was an outstanding prospect but went to aberavon in 1979 and played there for several seasons before coming back to Carmarthen athletic . 


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:38am
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

Steve wasn’t in that nantycaws crash - that was in late 1977 . A car full were killed . Steve was an outstanding prospect but went to aberavon in 1979 and played there for several seasons before coming back to Carmarthen athletic . 
cheers, great player.


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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:44am
Shout to the front 5  lads madden vs ebbw vale in the cup final is a personal fave of mine and the eddie james try vs newbridge on the semi when he chipped and collected


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:53am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Shout to the front 5  lads madden vs ebbw vale in the cup final is a personal fave of mine and the eddie james try vs newbridge on the semi when he chipped and collected
one of my fav players his smile could light up a stadium.


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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 9:53am
I think Beirne's try against Bath is hard to beat in terms of occasion and team quality.One of the startling things about it is that when you analyse it apart from Watson's miss on Beirne Bath defended the move by the book - they were just beaten by a team whose sole aim was to attack, keep the ball moving and support teammates. Just as many of the tries scored in that wonderful finale to our title in 2017 opposition were not allowed to stop the momentum.

Looking back at the Munster final it is amazing how many support runners were on hand for many of the tries - we even had too many on hand when Cubby missed Cawdor with that pass. I have been a harsh critic of Pivac/Stevo for their final season in charge but for that 2/3 months we were the best team in Europe by a mile & for that I will be eternally thankful. 


Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 10:18am
Nathan Thomas try in Toulouse will always be remembered by myself. In recent years Mark Jones in London Irish when we played them in the season we won six of the group games. His try in Gloucester when we just missed out in the epic group game. Laurence Delaney scoring in the 88 Cup Final and Simon Davies in the cup final against Pontypool are two I remember well.

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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 24 April 2020 at 5:22pm
johnny griffs try against cardiff in the 85 cup final wasnt a classic but it was crucial in winning that game as was gary pearce drop goal
moonys cup final try was another great moment
ieuan always seemed to score in the cup finals id have to say his try against neath after 40 seconds knocking the stuffing out of neef lol...he did the same to swansea a few years later
More recently that wonder kid on the wing ryan conbeer scored a scorcher from 70 meters against ulster I think


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Posted By: PritchyTheScarlet
Date Posted: 26 April 2020 at 10:23pm
Barry Davies' try from 1:38 here is absolutely class. Iconic try from an epic player.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GQUcmLEIs4" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GQUcmLEIs4


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Posted By: mark in sydney
Date Posted: 27 April 2020 at 5:24am
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

I know from memory there were some spectacular ones

Watching the history of scarlets theres one epic try against south africa in the 60s, 
that seems to go through 15 pairs of hands twice and finished off by alun richards 
in the right corner pwll end https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1374 - 23 minutes in

Theres also majestic barry john try where he seems to ghost past a dozen australians in great victory in the 60s
https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/c4NkiLu_kwg?t=1289  - 21 minutes in

We know ian the spaceman jones cup final spectacular but what other forgotten gems are there?

Can we post out favourite tries with links to video clips of the try please?


Roy
The game you note with Alun Richards scoring was Jan 20 1970...was a young kid with grandfather and father on the scoreboard end of the ground and just managed to see the try as so many people crammed in the ground, Tanner Bank was heaving early on 

If its trys ...there were some massive score in the Floodlight Alliance games at Stradey mid week ...belters of games. Didnt bother with penalty kicks ... prelude to our great run in the Cup 

https://www.wru.wales/2020/03/on-this-day-llanelli-win-first-floodlight-alliance-title/" rel="nofollow - https://www.wru.wales/2020/03/on-this-day-llanelli-win-first-floodlight-alliance-title/





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Posted By: Scarlet Emperor
Date Posted: 28 April 2020 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

johnny griffs try against cardiff in the 85 cup final wasnt a classic but it was crucial in winning that game as was gary pearce drop goal
moonys cup final try was another great moment
ieuan always seemed to score in the cup finals id have to say his try against neath after 40 seconds knocking the stuffing out of neef lol...he did the same to swansea a few years later
More recently that wonder kid on the wing ryan conbeer scored a scorcher from 70 meters against ulster I think
Conbeer got real star quality about him. Just his defence seems so bad at the moment. Hope the scarlets don’t let him go.


Posted By: steve b
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 4:23pm
Martyn Madden cup winning try in 1998 v Ebbw Vale, what a great try from a prop forward.


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 10:35pm
Originally posted by steve b steve b wrote:

Martyn Madden cup winning try in 1998 v Ebbw Vale, what a great try from a prop forward.

good shout


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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 10:36pm
wish we had more footage of the 70s tries

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Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 10:54pm
That would be great.  Andy hill scoring five v aberavon and three v Newport in late 78 were immense but then we had so many wonderful players at that time , the list would literally be endless 


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 11:21pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEbOG4Sjik" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEbOG4Sjik

Theres a load of great tries in this video...mostly from the dafydd james, few corkers from mark jones and matt cardey too..3 games stood out scarlets beating wasps every try was superb ...hammering colomiers and toulouse away


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Posted By: onlyturkinthevillage
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 6:27am
That Barry Davies try in that clip was a cracker.


Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 8:59am
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEbOG4Sjik" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEbOG4Sjik

Theres a load of great tries in this video...mostly from the dafydd james, few corkers from mark jones and matt cardey too..3 games stood out scarlets beating wasps every try was superb ...hammering colomiers and toulouse away
Very up lifting,  thanks. Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Dai38
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 12:54pm
Alan Richards try v South Africa in 1970, was spectacular, scored against an international side, virtually length of the field.

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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 4:15pm
Yeah, a few for me are:
Bergiers try v New Zealand in '72
Johnny Griff try v Cardiff in '85 final
Ieuan try v Neath in '88 final
Spaceman v Poola in '91 final
Ieuan try v Oz in '91
Madden v Ebbw Vale in '98 final
Cardy try v Cardiff in '04 winning game
Nathan Thomas v Toulouse in '07
Priestland try v Perpignan in '10
MacLeod try v Ospreys in '17
Sanjay try v Munster in final in '17
Beirne try v Bath in '18

... and all the ones I have forgotten

There was also a try in the Town End/Tanner Bank corner by Moon v Ponty in early 2000 something on a sunny day at Stradey. A great game, livened up by the attending Ponty fans to be fair. What year was that and anyone got some footage?


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Yeah, a few for me are:
Bergiers try v New Zealand in '72
Johnny Griff try v Cardiff in '85 final
Ieuan try v Neath in '88 final
Spaceman v Poola in '91 final
Ieuan try v Oz in '91
Madden v Ebbw Vale in '98 final
Cardy try v Cardiff in '04 winning game
Barry Davies v Northampton in '06
Nathan Thomas v Toulouse in '07
Priestland try v Perpignan in '10
MacLeod try v Ospreys in '17
Sanjay try v Munster in final in '17
Beirne try v Bath in '18

... and all the ones I have forgotten

There was also a try in the Town End/Tanner Bank corner by Moon v Ponty in early 2000 something on a sunny day at Stradey. A great game, livened up by the attending Ponty fans to be fair. What year was that and anyone got some footage?


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